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Highlights Of PIG PRODUCTIONS, 1975 - 1980 

PIG PAPER 13 

A Promotional PIG PAPER By GARY PIG GOLD 
Copyright ©June 1980 By PIG PRODUCTIONS 




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INTERCHANGE 



ROCK AND ROLL 
BAND 



GARY 
1-278-6594 



Interchange at dance 






Irene and Lou Horvath 
Invite You To Drop In At The 

Hotel Saracuse 

For The Finest In Entertainment 

Thurs., Fri. and Sat. In The Lounge 

INTERCHANGE 

Next Week: Wed., Dec. 22 and Thurs., Dec. 23 

Bo Bo BLITZ 

Dining Room Hours 
12:00 - 2:00 and 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. 

Hotel Saracuse 






Burlington's rock 
band Interchange will 
provide the music at 
the first regular 
monthly dance at the 
Central Youth Centre, 
November 21. 

Organizers plan to 
hold one dance a 



month, with the 
youths who regularly 
attend the Centre 
planning and running 
the dances. Admission 
to the dances will be 
$2.25, with tickets at 
the door. The Centre 
is located on New 



SEE, HEAR, MEET 

INTERCHANGE 

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LARRY BOYB BRUMS 
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Street, just east of 
Drury Lane. 

Interchange has 
been together for 
about five months, 
playing in schools, 
bars, pubs, colleges 
and universities 
across southern Onta- 
rio. 

Four of the band 
members — Simon 
Leblovic, Larry Boyd, 
Roy Furness, and 
Dave Matthews — are 
Burlington residents. 
Wayne Nagy is from 
Mississauga. 

The band is now 
negotiating a record- 
ing contract with 
three Canadian re- 
cord companies. The 
band features some 
well-known rock and 
roll numbers, soft bal- 
lads, and some origi- 
nal music. The show 
includes special Hr' ' 
ing effects. 



INTERCHANGE 

ROCK AND ROLL 
BAND 

FAN CLUB 

PHONE 
523-1452 

WRITE 

27 MARGARET STREET 

HAMILTON 



WORLDWIDE DAVE CLARK 5 CLDD HIWSU7TIR 



BITS AND PIECES 

Become a SPECS maniac I Become an 
official follower of the SPECS, 
Canada's newest rock and roll 
specstaculars I Join the SPECS 
fan club by writing to: 
- 27 Margaret Street, Hamilton, 

Ontario/Canada L8P 4C7 
-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0 




IJM 



7***5A WHITHER AV« 
WHITHER CA.l0fc02| 



5PECS: Back in '75, The Specs were busy 
touring the ol' lounge circuit servinq 
up meticulously-crafted sets full of 
Dwight Twilley /Hollies/Roy Furness hits, 
much to the dismay of their meavyhettle 
on- lookers. But, alas, twas too good to 
be true. By the time of ROCKET TO RUSSIA, 
The Specs splintered under pressure from 
booking agents, management, and bar- 
hoppers to "Go Progressive". "GO POOH!" 
replied Roy, who a week later wound up a 
Loved One. He left in his wake three ex- 
Specs and a slew of atuned Specs maniacs 
who have yet to find another reason to go 
to a bar to hear music. 










%^ 27 MARGARET STREET 
HAMILTON, ONTARIO, CANADA 

C416) 523-1452 



Ztmone 

cft^e original 

WHO TWO 

Hot Spots,PowiesandPuckeroos. 

Our philosophy. 

Hi'. We have had such an enthusiastic response to our re- 
launch that we suggest you guard your copies very carefully. 
It looks like this series will become as much of collectors 
items as the first ones were. There is one thing we must 
point out. We thought that it would be spoiling the original 
look to change it in any way, so we printed it as it was 
without any corrections. Unfortunately , that means that any 
mistakes in the original issue are still there, and the 
original offers are no longer running. So please accept the 
book as it was meant to be: A genuine souvenir of the 
greatest group ever. 

Oh, and by the way, we still don't consider ourselves experts 
or prophets: Consider us merely as popologists whose views 
are spreading. 

The staff and hangers-on at PIG take this opportunity to 

express our sincerest thanks to the following 

MCA RECORDS who never answered our repeated phone calls and 
in terms of this entire effort did "sweet fuck all" 
RARRY LOUND who, while suffering from a fit of depression, 
kindly declined to take out an ad herein 
THE OWNER OF RECORD WORLD who, while suffering from 
delussions of grandeur, kindly consented to take out an ad 
herein and never paid for it 

GLEN, for re-establishing our faith in Intellectual 
Bikerism and his fundamentally honest love for The Who 
DAVID AND RICHARD, who, in charging us "transportation costs" 
incurred while buying our Who tickets this year, made it 
financially impossible for us to include a free Who tee- 
shirt herein 

AND TO EVERYONE WHO BELIEVES THAT ATTITUDES ARE MOPE 
IMPORTANT THAN FACTS 



The Citizen, Ottawa, Tuesday, May 31, 1977 



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• The Pig Paper No. 3— 
True Kimk Koofesaioms 

isn't available on Ottawa 
newsstands; it isn't even 
available on Toronto news- 
stands. In fact, the two- 
page monograph was 
available for a limited 
time only on Friday April 
29, when half a dozen 
Kinks fans distributed it 
for free outside Maple 
Leaf Gardens before the 
British rock group's Tor- 
onto appearance. Side one 
consists of pictures of the 
Kinks' 35 albums, from 
Kinks to Sleepwalker; on 
the second side are the 
Kink confessions of Edgar 
Breau of Hamilton, a cult- 
ist who says of the group: 
"Just listen to the records. 
The world would be a bet- 
ter place if more people 
did." He's right, of course. 
Pig productions' previous 
publications — Who and 
Who Two, about The 
Who — may be available 
from Pig Productions, 70 
Cotton Drive, Mississau- 
gua, Ontario L5G 1Z9, 
and so might True Kink 
Confessions, a splendid 
paean to a splendid group. 
Coming next, they say, is 
issue four, devoted entirely 
to the Kinks. 




MAGAZINES 

By Richard Labonte 



THE PIG PAPER NQ3 

TRUE KINK KONFESSIONS 



vinyl huddles. Soon afterwards. PIG lound 
Itself honkm" down me highway, headed to 
Hamilton, camera and microphone in hand 
Inside Ihe only house on Ferguson Avenuo 
Souih, Edgat paused between Simply 
of*er Invaluable 



just as if I'd Been piuggi" 
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class.es The. early Kinks 

Ray Oavies voce wa 

Ihe very beginning JuSt 

something si 

anybody smg 

when I lirsl bes'O Days" 

didnt say . 



could gel Kinfcs albums tor 99 cenls I used Ic 
go to in* record store and look at the back 
cover of the SOMETHING ELSE album 



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5 going, l can t oeneve «* Tnere 
are we Kmks fans in this city than I ever 
thoughi possible Hamilton!, Most Popuia' 
Band The Kinks' I thought Ihey d-sappeaieo 
Irom the music sceno years ago' Everytimc 
Ihe guy would say anything 



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it Number One too So once it started c 
up me charts. I got all my inends logei 
lull bought. DOught. Bought Ida nai 



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Kmks playing the Haw* s Nest nightclub H 
frxonto I'm <ri Ihe audience 1 That was one c 



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fabulous Mick ,s The KtnkB He de 
He s neve' changed Wneniiookat 
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ike to know what happened to John 
though tneir new Pass player. Andy 
x*s "*<"<■ "ke a Kmk Daiton probably 
• whole band into befl'ds Al one lime 
■ere all wear.ng beards. e*cept Pay 
er. Ray was go-ng to paint a moustache 

lace once and tOui win Dave as The 



solo alburn Someoay. Ray and Dave are goi 
io kill each olner, qi at "MSI 3(W eacn other 
There is nobody who lasonates me rry 
than Ray Dav«s 
"CefuWrtJ Heroes". I 
think hes O&ng 10 cry 
Mike Douglas Show 



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j many things can make me cry 
As I was watch'ng Ray on that Douglas 
show l Knew i was looking at a Stat He out- 
shone eveiyhody he was sitting with and they 
lust Shrivelled up Ray was silling ne*t to Tony 
Bennett, ano I was looking at Ihem both and 
saying to myself. O" Ray Wow 1 Ray was 
really pulling Mike Douglas down but Douglas 
j had ihe greatesi com- 
r ol the Twentieth Century, and maybe any 
' century, 



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and thinking 

(dolue people Piaymg in Singly Saucer . it s not 
the same Now I'm trying to do it all myself 

I'm pretty conservative in a lot Of my think- 
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lust tears you apa'l Tnc T»oggs useo 10 graft 
Kinks songs togeiner Thais why 1 like them 
You can read m a» men biographies mat then 
inlluencM aie 'The Kmks The K'nhs nave in- 
fluenced a «; Of peoote but they really dont 
gel much credit The Beaiies seem to avoid 
evermentionmgRay Da.ies name 

Wnais greal about me SLELPWAiKER 
aCum a thai tney re rocking again, ana they 
can oui-roc" everyone Its way more commer 
ciaiioo Eveiybody loves SLEEPWALKER when 
I play it for them l play it. turn it wp and dance 

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see them Sne's 57, and she ioves Tne Kinks^ 

My favourite Kmks song is 'People Take Pic- 
tures Of Eacf' Other and my labourite 
albums al this momem are SLEEPWALKER 
and THE KtNKS GRLATEST HITS Then most 

me song ihal makes mo me happiesi Songs 
like Tne wona Keeps Going Round have 
reany neiped me What can l say 1 tt s a mania 
Just Bfitefl io me records The wo:id wou>d be a 
better place >' more people did 

I know eight or nine peopte who will buy 
everything The K.'iksOvei release Irom the be- 
ginning to eternity, because tney vnow they re 
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Unlike our previous releases.—vyho" and 
-Who Two", this is a mdfiogj " 
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sions. and a snappy. . ,. 
for it soon m Ontario's tinerYecord bars, or 
reserve your copy now by wilting PlG PRO- 
DUCTIONS. 70 COTTON DRIVE. MISSIS- 
SAUGA. ONTARIO. L5G 1Z9 on a stamped 
enveloped And if you'd tike extra copies of 
PlG Papers One. Two. and Three, or wish Io 
komment or konlrlbute to Number Four, use 
the same address Just Remember: THE 
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• From Toronto comes The Pig Paper, another ma- 
nifestation of unstuffy enthusiasts doing something se- 
rious about their passion. 

The fifth issue of the rock fanzine features New 
Wave News — thumbnail assessment.-; of Toronto's mu- 
sical cutting edge (Teenage Head, Simply Saucer, The 
Viletones,. The Curse, Battered Wives); an effervescent 
account of an encounter with New York's Ramones; 
and a handful of reviews revealing there's more to the 
musical scene these days than Peter Frampton, Eric 
Carmen and The Eagles. 

The fanzine is 13 pages, type-written offset, $1 from 
Pig Productions, 70 Cotton Drive, Mississauga (where 
all the best Toronto punk rockers come from, at heart) 
Ontario L5G 1Z9. 

Copies are also available in Ottawa at House of 
Nostalgia, i 250 Wellington; its going to become bi- 
monthly; and issue number 4 — featuring The Kinks — 
will be out as soon as a record companny comes 
through with promised funds. 



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landed May 20 1977 at The Masonic Temple In Toronto to kick off RockShock, 
the country's first all-punk concert. They haven't been heard of since 
except In reverent and Inquisitive whispers along the groupvlne. Why? 
EDGAR (star of PIG Paper #3), ALEX, KEVIN and DON are busy In their 
rehearsal facilities preparing for a re-emergence this fall, and don't care 
to reveal themselves till everything Is 100# flawless. Judging from their 
total overshadowing of the other RockShock offerings, JOHNNY LOVESIN and 



MENAGE HEAD, the SAUCER can't help 
Until then, keep an eye on the sky. 



but hover high upon their return 





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SIMPLY SAUCER - These' guya, despite (or Is It because of) 
their loads of talent, always seem to get the bum end of any 
deal. As at "RockShock", the Sauoer had the unenviable task 
of Opening Act. Consequently, the majority of the audience 

was more concerned with finding their 
seat and/or a suitable item for pick-up 
than paying any attention to the stage . 
And that's too bad too, coz the S3 are 
even better than they were May 20: A 
healthier repetoire and relaxed stage 
demeanor. They f ve been active on the 
Toronto punk circuit for a couple of 
months now but have yet to display any 
ill effects (ie: black t-shirts), and 
anyone who bothers to listen always comes 
away mightily impressed. At "Outrage", 

those perceptive enough went away hum- 
ming Eddie (formerly Edgar) Saucer 
(formerly Breau) *s popular "She's A 
Dog", and wondering where their 





new-found faves were playing next 

rr u ee strumy, October 

29+h AT The HAMILTON YMCA, 
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WORLDWIDE DAVE CLARK 5 CLDD NtmilJUR 

SITS AHD PIECES 

Xovl like the DC5; you like new wave music; well then you must not miss "Pig 
Paper" 1 1 Just issued number 6 with articles about Marc Bolan; reviews of new 
rfave albums; conversation with Beach Boy Dennis Wilson; and local new wave bands 

:roa Toronto 

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could be considered the CREAM of the newave, as the quintet is a 
skillful blend of the near-famous who have left their previous 
occupations for greener pastures: ROY is an ex -SPEC, SIMON once 
fronted INTERCHANGE, STEVE used to be a TEENAGE HEAD, GARY PIG 
used to be one of MARTIN'S E-CHORDS, and AUTO used to be in HIGH 
SCHOOL. Together, they rehearse in STEVE'S basement (the birth- 
place of those "Kissa My Face" fellas) and emerge occasionally to 
give SIMPLY SAUCER a run for their money at the Hamilton YMCA. 
Already preparing for their vinyl debut, THE LOVED ONES are 
Toronto-bound soon and consequently warn you to get ready for them 



IlSt ?g9PPPT ?PP?_ ?ATBNT?gp_ ES£-£&B£S§ # 8 ^ October 20,1977 

l.SECOHD COUSIN THE NEW LEGION ROCK SPECTACULAR U976" 

2. POSSIBILITIES The Viletones (1977 

3. THAT'S ROCK AND ROLL...Shaun Cassidy (1977 

4 .RESTLESS AGITATION Simply Saucer ( 1977 

5- LUST FOR LIFE Iggy Pop (1977 

6. SHE'S A DOG Simply Saucer (1977 

7 .SHAKE SOME ACTION The Flamln ' Groovles ( 1976 

9 .KISSA MY FACE Teenage Head ( 1977 

9.1 DON'T CARE Simply Saucer (1977 

10. LET ME (BE THE ONE) . . . .The Loved Ones (1977 



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BITS AND PIECES 

If you like the DCS, you'll luv THE PIG PAPER. 

Issue number 7 features interviews with the Vibrators, the Hollies, and Eddie 
& the Hot Rods, a story on Freddie & the Dreamers, plus much information on 
Toronto and international new wave band. 

Copies of issues one thru seven are $1 each. One year subscription: * 10. 
Our address: Pig Productions, 70 Cotton Drive, Mssissauga, Ontario/Canada 
L5G 1Z9 



Page 38, The Citizen, Ottawa, Tuesday, March £1, 1978 



Pig brings punk to (most) 

living rooms 



G*ty Pig (a nom de plume) looks more like a gang- 
ly second-year law student — decently tweedy, heartily 
clear-eyed, a slow wise smile which shows healthy 
white teeth — than he does the media projection of a 
punfe enthusiast. 

In, fact, much of Gary's life these days revolves 
aroupd what last year was called punk rock, what this 
year is called "new wave" and what by next year will 
be simply music. 

Ht< 22, a York University retiree, a sometime mu- 
sician an odd-job worker (the Post Office at Christ- 
mas) making enough money to get by; he recently 
moved out of his parents' home and into a friend's 
basefflent, he knows as much about the new-music 
scene in the Toronto and Hamilton areas as anyone, 
and he has just published the latest, largest issue of 
The JPig PMper. 

When a new culture flourishes, the chroniclers come 
on stcong. Gary, excited by the energy and the daring 
of pwk roc, hopes to produce The Pig Paper once a 
monffi to keep track of his music. 

Pifper started as a handout at Toronto rock concerts 
almost two years ago; the impetus came after Gary 
stoo<| in line all night to buy tickets for a Who con- 
cert, only to find any good seats had been siphoned off 
by radio promotions, scalpers, and friends of the busi- 
ness. 

A two-sided handout at a Kinks concert grew into a 
12-pjrne shoddy offset reporting on the Toronto music 
scene Photos were added, writing became lucid with- 
out sacrificing welcome irreverence or intelligent wit, 
and Jlublication became more predictable. 

A new magazine — small circulation, limited re- 
sources, narrow appeal — emerged; it's not likely to 
challenge Rolling Stone as a rock-based journal, but its 
enthusiasm for fresh music makes it more worthy of 
time, and money than any of the junky industry jour- 
nals .vassed out these days in record stores and at rock 
concerts. ^^ 

The appeal of punk for Gary is its sii wy: 

"Whether ' it's good or bad doesn'M Bter. What 
matters is that people can get up and do^Wather than 
sit tStck and daydream about the world other people 
are Ringing about." 

OlM of that enthusiasm — and nerve — comes excel- 
lence;, or at least the excitement of potential excellence. 

Wfiat Gary recognized a year ago, record companies 
are ig)w scrambling after, promoters are scrabbling to 
control. Pig Paper is receiving record company adver- 
tising, its writers are listed as to-be-invited on opening 
nighla at the El Mocambo and Toronto and visiting 
groups hope for an interview, a profile or a review. 

The Pig Paper No. 7, the best yet, continues capsule 
comments on Ontario and farther-afield new new wave 
band*, takes a look at the still-vibrant Hollies and the 




MAGAZINES 

By Richard Labonte 



now-»ribrant Vibrators, reviews new releases, carries a 
cunrimgly-handlettered news and gossip column, has 
mor( photos and words than any previous issue, and] 
continues its eclectically-graphic graphics style. 

AnJ it's printed on both sides of the page. 

Pig Paper is available from Pig Productions, 70 Cot- 1 
ton Drive, Mississauga, Ontario L5G 1Z9; $1 an issue | 
or $l€ a year. 

T6e magazine and its editors — Gary Pig, Johnny I 
Pig, £indy Pig, Lagoona Pig — are legitimizing a musi- 
cal movement in the Toronto-Hamilton area by paying) 
attention to it: it's a form of sanction bestowed by do- 
zens of rock fanzines and a handful of new profession- 
al rock magazines in other parts of North America as j 
well. 



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SAUCER 




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Is There an 
Invisible Influence 
Upon Our Lives? 





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livliere Out Tliere 

Are Other Minds! 

Does man stand alone in the titleless ocean of space? Is earth the only habitat 
of intelligent beings? Certainly the phenomenon of life is not a chance one. 
Somewhere in the countless shining orbs are minds . . . how pu ny by compari- 
son in mental and psychic stature we may be! Those strange, inexplicable 
feelings we have at times. . . are they a tugging from the recesses of space 
upon our senses? Are they the effort of Cosmic beings to reach out— to find 
a bond of communication with earth? 



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SHI'S A DOG 

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TWO SONGS FORTWO DOLLARS 
ON ONE PIG RECORD 

BLACK VINYL 
NON-PICTURE SLEEVE 



AVAILABLE FROM 



shades 

By Captain Sensible 

Hi kiddies!!! To begin this series of fine single 
reviews. I thought I'd pick the best singles of the 
recent past. Important factors such as coloured vinyl 
and picture sleeves will be noted in the reviews as 
well as little known trivia. The singles are rated on a 
scale from to 10. 

SIMPLY SAUCER — 

She's a Dog (Pig Records) Very good. Buy it! I feel 
its about time the Toronto scene got some attention 
with all these good bands around. (Never mind Akron. 
Stiff (or Bomb) should put out a Toronto new wave 
sampler) - rating: 8 



| SIMPLY SAUCER : This nation's Last Great 

Hope. Operatinq since 1973, this quartet 
has weathered out the cooper, punk, and 
no-wave eras intact, preferrinq to let 
the world come to them as opposed to 
leapinq atop bandwaqons. After five years, 
the Saucer Sound began to pay off as the 
band's debut 45, "She's A Doq" , became a 
Summer '78 underground hit (now what do 
you suppose that means?) , and was the onl> 
Canadian release in recent memory that 
crept upon the British charts. An LP and 
tour of the American northeast are up- 
cominq, and so is fame, I betcha. Don't 
say I didn't warn you. 



AVAILABLE 

TODAY 

on 

PIG 

Records 




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of London 

8 JULY 1978 Ej 
said: 



SHCS A DOG 



WE'VE SAVED IT TO THE 
END . . . THE SINGLE OF 
THE WEEK 

SIMPLY SAUCER: 'She's A Dog* 

(Pig 1). Canadian band sounding a 
bit 'Oooo very approximately the 
best single this week, reminiscent of 
the fab four (harmony wise), 
instructive guitar work, although 
e lyrics . . . err . . . woof? If you 
can find it, buy it . . . . 



I CAN CHANGS W MIND 



PRODUCED BY GARY PIG AND SIMPLY SAUCER. AVAILABLE FROM 



P\C% f^ 70 COTTON DRIVE. MISSISSAUC-A 
■ "^* W. ONTARIO CANADA. L5G IZ» 



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Records from Faraway Places 

The fine Toronto fanzine, Pig Paper, has 
started its own label. The first release is by 
Simply Saucer and it's a pretty good one. "I 
Can Change My Mind" is much like R. Hell 
without the obnoxiousness of the vanished 
one. A really good record that gets better 
and better. 



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PIG PAPER-PIG PAPER-PIG PAPER 
the great Toronto New Wave 
magazine now available at DM 
2.5o. Great lay-out, fully 
pictured, good features, e.g. 
Johnny Rotten, Keith Richard, 
Dave Clark Five, Siouxie, Di- 
odes, Boston-Scene, L.A. , etc. 
c/o GORILLA BEAT. +++++++++++++ 



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THE PIG PAPER 
NO.8 ff $1 




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by Gary Sperrazza!| 

PIG PAPER #8 (c/o Pig 
Productions; 70 Cotton Dr.; 
Mississauga. Ontario, Canada; 
L5G 129; $1) Toronto new wave and 
more - Hollies, Vibrators . . B/B/B 



WORLDWIDE DAVE CLARK 5 CLDD KWHf fflfl 

PIG PAPES number 3 is out now III 

30 pages full of interesting articles about among others the Beach Boys, Elvis 

Costello, the Runaways and many more new wave band. 

Also information about new released records, fa.nclubs, and the whole thing 

accompanied with many, many pictures. 

Write for information to: 

- Pig Paper, 70 Cotton Drive, Mississauga, Ontario/Canada LfjG 129* 









Pig Productions, 70 Cotton Dr., Mis- 
sissauga, Ontario, Canada L5G 1Z9 is 
not only responsible for the debut 
single by Simply Saucer ($2.00 . .'. 
and they're looking for talent for the 
label!), but one of the best fanzines I've 
seen in a long time, The Pig Paper 
($1.00 each). #8, for instance, has a 
long interview with Toronto's infa- 
mous Viletones, which makes this N. 
Dog fanatic happy. . . . 




REGIOIALS 
Founts tied ti thoir rospectivo rations than to my 
national MM 
Toronto 

PIG PAPER #9 [c/o Gary Pig;70 Cotton 
Dr.;Mis$issauga, Ontario;Canada;L5G 1Z9;$1.00\ 
Lots of news and features with Canadian punk bands, 
not afraid to make the connection with 60's bands like 
the Ugly Ducklings and the //«//?/«/ la I right! !l. Also, 
there are interviews with J. Lvdon & Gen 
x B/A/A 



Tavern: 368 

Queen St. W. Pere Ubu, plus 
Nash The Slash's Younger 
Brother, plus Simply Saucer 
appear Oct. 28. Colin Linden 
and his Lucky Charms appear 
Oct. 30. The Screamers from 
Los Angeles, Drastic Measures 
and Cardboard Brains appear 
Oct. 31. 



THE PIG FAPER 



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Press 

M Room 801 

147 West 42 Street 
New York, NY 10036 
Phone:(212)354-4376 

... Simply Saucer happily declare 

that beauty is not a prerequisite for love on 

"She's a Dog" (b/w "I Can Change My 

Mind," Pig PIG-1). (Pig Recs., 70 Cotton 

Jjr^Jylississauga, Ontario, CANADA 

WORLDWIDE DAVE CLARK 5 ZMHtmumS 

3ITS AND PIECES 

More product from PIG: 

-PIG PAPER 9s Pigsclusive interviews with Generation X and Johnny Rotten plus 

Ugly Ducklings, Buddy Eolly, Ramones, and much, much more. 

Only one dollar, or a year's subscription for US % 10. 
-PIG RECORD 1 : A debut 45 from Canada's leading popsters Simply Saucer. 

Two songs: "She's A Dog" and "I Can Change My Mind" in stereophonic sound in 

non-picture sleeve on black vinyl! Only US % 2 while supplies last. 

Voted single of the week in July 8 Record Mirror. 
For more PIG information write Pig Productions at: 
-70 Cotton Drive, Mississauga, Ontario/Canada I*5G 1Z9. 

(We will record your band, print your material, distribute your product in 
North America) 




She 'a A Dog ow 
I C«n Chprife 
«y Mird. 
Simply iimicer 
PIG-1. 

By 

Solomon Spector 

Since I gather 
this la a punk 
record, I was 
expecting ano- 
ther clones of 
the Rpmonea* 
Bat boy, was I 
eurprleed when 
I plryed thla 
record. It'e 
not punk ptpll. 
It'a'plepalng 
pop. 

■I Can Change 
My Mind" la very 
lpte alxtle8 
paychedellc. 
Sorts Bounding 
like Moby Grape 
or even early 
Jefferson Air- 
plane, 
The gultara 
are Jangly, 
and the solo 
remlnda me of 
Big Brother ft 
The Holding 
Con p any' e dual 
guitara. 



Bat "She'e A Dog" la a maaterpiece. A song that haa a very definite mid 
neriod Beatle feel, pnd the ever present mid sixties aound. Buy it from 
the people who put out the Pig Paper up In Canada. /.great rock paper. 




$3Tooite 

B-GRLS 

THEB-52» 

THE SECRETS 



$4 Monday &Tueeday 

JAZZ 

Fraddf* Hubbard 

Quintet 



$1.99 Wednesday ft Thursday 
THE CAPS 

$4 rViday & Saturday 



ROUGH TRADE 

and introducing 
Tha> Evorgladec 



$3 October 23-25 

DAVID WILCOX 
A Th« Teddy Bears 



$4 Oct. 26 Only 

GENYA RAVAN BAND 



$4 October 27 « 28 

PEREUBU 

Neah The Slash's 

Younger Bi other 

SIMPLY SAUCER 



HALLOWEEN 

S3 October 31 

From Los Angetes 

THE SCREAMERS 

Preette M e — u rea 

CARDBOARD BRAINS 



Advance Ttefceto at BASS 



TORONTO STAR 



INew wave music creates 
a rip tide in Toronto 



In this case, though, Toronto may have 
arrived upon something before Holly- 
wood. Already established locally are 
such new wave clubs at The Edge and the 
Cabana Room, in the Spadtna Hotel, and 
Mich third generation rock and new wav- 
L»h magazines as the Pig Paper, Shades 
and, the most recent and flimsiest, TO/ 
W And concerts by the B-52s, Police, and 
XTC have proven to be bigger draws 




PETER 
GODDARD 

Pop 




Toronto is another city we've come to expect 
excellence from. Bands there have a high quotient of 
art school sensibility combined with mod/pop 
orientation that never degenerates into California-. 
style inane parody. Latest releases include imply 
Saucer, who compare themselves to the Kiab but can 
also be compared to the lighter side of the Velvets 
("Beginning to See the Light" etcl and most of the 
best '60s garage bands. 



IS THERE LIFE 
AFTER NEW WAVE? 

What really matters and what doesn't 
in power pop, sophisto-pop and the new wave 



BY ALAN NIESTER 



About 90 per cent of the characters 
who fill the pages of England's New 
Musical Express or Toronto's Pig 
Paper need be remembered no more 
than the long-lost stowaways on the 
bandwagon The Beatles started in 
1963 — groups such as The Applejacks 
or The Bugs. Thus, what follows is 
one fan's entirely biased attempt to 
put it all into perspective. 




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by miriam linna 

Herewith begins an incomplete (purposefully so) directory to rock & roll fanzines 
the rating system used here is not to make one 'zine seem more attractive than 
another, it's just consumer-oriented and all zines here mentioned are well worth 
the purchase-- we won't review rock & roll fanzines that aren't involved with 
real rock & roll. So here Goes, first , here's a guideline for ratings: 

(?) after the price means approxiamate price, add foreign 

postage --50<£ at least 
* fun zine^ lotta pix, gotta have it 
** extra fun zine, buy extra copy for mom 
*** in the prime zine bracket, must reading 

PIG PAPER (70 Cotton Drive, Mississauga, Ontario L5G 129 Canada) $1.50 

Support the Canadian product! P.P . is a fine zine with real pro 
looks and fun/info all in one, mostly local Toronto stuff, ex- 
poses the stuff without being snobbish about what they like/hate. 
They also like Jan & Dean, which should say something for 'em. ** 




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For Record Collectors 

Everywhere 

Pig Paper No. 9 ($1.00. 70 Cotton Drive. MlssUsauga, 
Ontario. Canada L5C 1Z9). The Pig Paper has been 
publishing in the Toronto area for three years now, but I only 
recently became aware of its existence while I was in Toronto. I 
have no idea of whether the Pig Paper is viewed by residents of 
Canada as a music magazine or just another snotty punk 'zine 
(it looks like one), but I think it's a great rag! This ninth issue 
dales from last fall; I'm sure there have been issues since 
then, but I'm not aware of them. The Pig Paper reads well, and 
although the layouts get crowded sometimes, some very good 
(and often funny) writing is hidden in there. These lolks are 
quite upset about the current musical stagnation they feel is 
hurting Canadian rock'n'roll, and arean.'t afraid to call the shots 
as they see 'em. johnny Rotten has a few words to say in an 
interview conducted in a restaurant in this issue. The Pig Paper 
is planning on expanding their coverage of the music scene, 
along with some type of improved layout/graphics; and inlight 
of the poor journalistic coverage of the Canadian rock scene 
right now. I hope this move puis Ihem on every newsstand in 
Canada so people can read about all the good music that's 
lurking around and not being heard. By now there should be 
several new issues of the Pig Paper; write 'em and find out. 



TORONTO STAR 



The year the B-52s took off 
and punks went wholesome 



By Steven Davey 

If your musical taste doesn't mingle 
with the mainstream but peeks into punk 
and flows more with the New Wave, 
here's another look at the year behind us. 

Thanks... 

... the Talking Heads, Cecil Taylor, 
Richard Hell, Sun Ra, and the Stranglers 
at the Horseshoe ... the Ramones and the 
Tom Robinson Band at the El Mocambo . . 
. The Record Peddler for the rarest of the 
rare . . . local fanzines Pig Paper, Shades, 
and Pickering Punk ... and everyone on 
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WORLDWIDE DAVE CLARK 5 CLURfff WSU JTER 

TEE PIG PAPER JIUM3ER 10 IS OUT ! ! ! 

Gary from Canada is a member of the fanclub, but publish a fanzine 

himself too, every two months. The magazine is called "The Pig Paper", 

That Gary is a DC 5 i" an was proved in some earlier Pig Fapers, where the lave 

Clark Five were mentioned frequently, but in the Pig Paper number 10 he 

published a large story on the DC 5, accompanied by some pictures. 

The story was written by another member of the fanclub we all know so well: 

Phil Sollar, who wrote many articles for the newsletter too. 

Everyone who is interested in this Pig Paper number 10 can write to the 

fanclub address, because Gary was so kind to send me some extra copies. For 

the members who would like to have a subscribtion on this very good, and with 

many pages every two months, can write to Gary on the following address: 

- Pig Productions, 70 Cotton Drive, tfississauga, Ontario, Canada L5G 1Z9 



TORONTO STAR 




n'roll 



in words V pix 

Music magazines multiply 



Record Collectors 
Everywhere 



Pig Paper No. 10 ($1. Gary Pig. 70 Cotton Drive. 
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5G 1Z9) After you wade 
through the b.s. and crossed-fingers statements found 
sometimes In this 'zinc you'll realize you're reading a moving 
fanzine. True crazies operate behind the scenes here, and 
they're nuts about rock'n'roll. Why else would they put a big 
Dave Clark Five feature in a 'zine like this, usually devoted to 
punk/new wave/ trendy stuff? (tongue in cheek, boys). Really, I 
enjoy reading this mag and always find it interesting. 



By Peter Goddard Toronto Star 
The next biggie 

And there are dozens and dozens of 
others, ones for blacks oniy. whites only, 
punk mags (like Pig Paper and Shades, 
out of Toronto); and ones devoted to such 
specific interests as rock-a-billy, guitarists 
and transsexuals. Most are struggling, 
some happily, blatantly so. More are just 
products of market research which have 
indicated that Rolling Stone's days of 
dominance must be over and that it is 
only a matter of time before the next 
biggie comes along. 



-wdaJMl 



LmM. 



EXPRESS 



P.O. Box 206 
Yonkers, NY 
(914) 337-8050 



THE PIG PAPER 110 (70 Cotton 
Dr.; Mississauga, Ontario; L5G 
1Z9; $1) Unloved but very necessary 
I in Toronto (y'hear that : stingy local 
record labels!!!!), this is the best 
source of info for new wave in 
| Canada but rarely limits itself to just 
i punk, as this issue's DC5 cover story 
will attest. Editor Gary Pig is a 
character in his own right, stressing 
that importance of history to his 
readers, and still providing the most 
fun reading of any fanzine in this 
column. Love the Toronto new wave 
coverage (really quite an interesting 
scene) and subscribers get ad- 
dendums and updates between 
issues. Nice touch A/A/ A 



THE 

LOVED 

ONES 



DEBUT 45 
"TAKE MY 
HEART" & 
"MAKE 
ME LOVE 
YOU" 
DUE SOON 
ONLY ON 

[>IG 

RECORDS 








Box 206 

Yonkers, NY 10710 

(914) 337-8050 



Contributors 

Marty Arbunich 

John Blair 

Tom DePierro 

Gary "Pig" Gold 

John Goldrosen 

Bob Gruen 

Brandon L. Harris 

Tom Henneberry 

Linda Mallow 

Michael Ochs 

Robert Pruter 

Chuck Pulin 

Bob Stallworth 

Rick Tolmach 

Freddy Toscano 



Pbrt Credit 

says 

GOODBYE 

toils 

LOVED ONES 



It's just before midnight on a hot Au- 
gust night in an upholstery itorc base- 
ment * u *B**) h * ti deep in a typical bed- 
and-waahbaatn suburb. Down a Tagged 
etaarcaee. vWUc only aUghtty between 
aKMinda at foam rubber and sofa frame*, 
two young men identically dressed in red 
white aad blue-striped shirts are cooing 
Everiy Brothers harmonies Into a mic- 
rophone suspended from the celling. 
They slap their thighs in beat with an 
instrumental accompaniment which Is 
being piped out of a Sony Tape deck Into 
the headsets atop their beach-bleached 
mop-top*: 

Goodbye 

Was written all over her face 

She was so shy 

It made me really feel 

Outta place* 
The song is one of twelve tunes tailor- 
made for the hft parade that Gary Gold 
and Ronnie Fumess. collectively known 
as The Loved Ones, have written, per- 
formed, and sung into their Sony during 
the summer of 1979. The material, which 
evokes a sense of, believe it or not. The 
Boomtown Rata Ploy Muicle Beach 
Party, may have taken only a couple of 
months to lay down in this furniture re- 
pair shop-cum -recording studio, but for 
Fumess and Gold it is the result of many 
years of rock 'n' roll thrills and spills. 

"Let's see" sighs Gary as he takes a 
breather on a partially-cushioned love- 
seat. "We've both been playing guitars 
since we were kids. It just seemed the 
only logical and natural thing to do. I 
guess you could say the British Invasion 
of the mid-Sixties saved us from lives as 
social workers or mailmen". Indeed, 
these were the careers which lay before 
the pair as they graduated from pictur- 
esque Port Credit High School in 1974. It 
was during May of that year, at a gradua- 
tion bash In a mutual pal's apartment, 
that Ronnie and Gary first cast eyes and 
ears upon one another. Since then, their 
every day has been spent building a fu- 
ture in pop. 

"I remember that party very well" 
Ronnie recalls. "It was your typical teen- 
aged pot and Black Sabbath rave-up. 
I was there with the singer in some band I 
had just joined. We were playing 
heavy-metal back then, but only because 
we had no choice. So anyways, here I 
was, finally out of school. But all I had to 
look forward to was another couple of 
years at college then a job as a social 
worker. That's the college course my 
high school counsellors advised I take, 
y'see. 

"Suddenly, the Aerosmlth record play- 
ing at this party goes dead and the next 
song I heard through the speakers was 



"I'm Into Something Good" by Her- 
man's Hermits! A collective hiss se em ed 
to fall over the room, but tome the music 
was a big breath of fresh air. I rushed 
over to the stereo to see who switched the 
record*". 

Aad standing there, arm* full of worn 
old sl n at e i and wearing an I'm a Dave 
Clark Five Sootier button, was none 
other than Gary Gold. 

Gary had been playing guitar, baas, 
drums ("whatever was needed" he eaye) 
In various bands since the age of thirteen. 
During hi* later school year* he formed 
hi*, own group, a tongue-in-cheek Mer- 
seybeat combo called Martin And The 
E-Chorde, and played local gymnasiums 
and youth-dub cafeteria* to varying de- 
grees of anti-enthusiasm. 

"AD I ever heard on stage with the 
E-Chords was the audience shouting 
"You guys play any Zeppelin?", *o I'd 
announce we were gonna do "Stairway 
To Heaven" next, only we'd blast into 
"The Hippy Hippy Shake". Yes, you 
could say I had very few friends amongst 
my peers". 

During the month* following gradua- 
tion day, Ronnie and Gary kept in clo*e 
touch with each other. Their letter* and 
phone conversations of the period 
characteristically consisted of little more 
than Beach Boys trivia quizes but the two 
sensed an eventual affiliation was already 
brewing. Ronnie was by now "a part- 
part-time college student" and Gary was 
a University film major until he got fed up 
and returned to his old Job as a letter 
carrier for the post office. Both were still 
fronting their own bands, but neither 
booking agents or audiences in mid- 
1970s Port Credit seemed receptive to 
the likes of Martin And The E-Chords, or 
even Ronnie's Brian Jones R&B 
ensemble. 

By summertime 1976, the inevitable 
finally occured: The duo, now bandless 
and broke, joined forces. Living In a con- 
demned house and, in Ronnie's words, 
"cashing in empty soda bottles every 
time we needed money for club-house 
sandwiches and Hollies albums", Fur- 
ness and Gold along with two neighbour- 
hood musicians concocted a Dwight 
Twilley/Raspberries-fashioned unit they 
christened The Specs. And, for the first 
time, they set out upon The Road. 

"Our first gig together was a two-week 
tour of the east coast, but I don't mean 
the New York-Boston-Philly circuit", 
laughed Ronnie. "For us it was two weeks 
out in squid-jigging country. 

"Gary and I had learned by this time 
that a band couldn't get steady bar and 
lounge work without performing current 
Top Forty stuff, so we compromised by 
playing a lot of British Top Forty, like 
Abba, Silk, and Bay City Rollers. The 
Specs' specialty was three-part vocal 
harmonies. We'd throw 'em in anywhere 
they fit, whether the songs originally had 
it or not. 

"The audiences loved us. Unfortu- 
nately, the club went bankrupt while we 
were playing there and we never got paid. 
Sooner than later we arrived back in Port 
Credit, hungrier but wiser, and found 
ourselves In the midst of something 
people were calling New Wave". 

It was 1977, and from out of the wood- 



FLIP SIDE 



PIO PAPER 

c/o Pig Productions, 70 Cotton Drive, Misa- 
issauga, Ontario, Canada L5G 1Z9. 12 issues 
plus Pig US's, posters, newsletters, add'l 
Junk mail: $10. Pop Paat/Present/Futura, 
NEWAVE/KERSEr j EAT/3URF whatever the readers 
and editors want, E MPHASIS 13 ON FUN. 



work sprang a whole new breed of 
yo u ngst e r* who'd hastily subscribed to 
the sound* and stance that Ronnie and 
Gary had always swor n by. 

Gary rentcsaber* that "*■ thee* so- 
caBed pteak group* riarinlH m* of my 
E-Chc*d*clay*ofy**T**ariier.B«tnowlt 
was fun, and no on* seewtad to b* shout- 
ing foe Led Zeppelin anymore. Sol taid to 
myself, Hmmm. I must investigate" 

Investigate he did. Soon, Gary wa* 
publishing hi* own magazine. The Pig 
Paper, and producing nearby talent for 
hi* own label. Pig Record*. ("My middle 
name'* Pig". Gary insist*.) Over the next 
year The Pig Paper" % readerthlp rose to 
over 5.000 worldwide, and the first Pig 
cbsc was voted a Record Of The Week in 
Britain's Record Mirror rock rag. Gary 
quickly befriended the burgeoning new 
wave community, offering hi* advice and 
money whenever posiible. "But the 
scene soon went itale, once the big rec- 
ord companies stepped In with their 
bullchit contract* and their bullshit 
promise*. All the bands began turning 
against one another and before anyone 
realized ft, everything wa* in decay. It 
muct've been like Liverpool In '63". 

Meanwhile, Ronnie had acquired a 
four-track tape recorder and converted 
his apartment into a do-it-yourself demo 
studio. He began writing songs, then, 
over-dubbing himself into a one-man 
band, produced finished tapes of his 
tunes. Next, he visited local radio sta- 
tions with his creations: 

"1 was being told, In a very nice way of 
course, that Yes, your songs are very 
nice, however, disco's the big thing right 
now, so Goodbye. But my motto is Never 
Say Die, so I kept on plugging, and slowly 
my music was getting on the air. At three 
in the morning at first, but soon during 
prime time. The stations told me that 
people were calling in asking what band 
made the tapes. For some reason, I 
answered The Loved Ones." 

It was in early 1979 that Ronnie and 
Gary again united and began recording 
their songs together. Record companies, 
already aware that something was up, 
began approaching the twosome with 
very inviting offers. But The Loved Ones, 
as they were now officially calling them- 
selves, had other plans. 

"We had shared a dream ever since we 
were starving and freezing with The 
Specs", confessed Ronnie. "That was to 
run away to sunny California." 

"We both grew up on surf records" 
Gary continued, "and our music was un- 
deniably Brian Wilson and Jan Berry in- 
fluenced. So once we had recorded an 
opening set's worth of original material 
on our own, we knew the next step was to 
find another guitarist and a drummer so 
as to allow us to perform live, then go 
searching for a worthy record contract. 

"My punk era had taught me that for 
the most part the music industry had its 
ears up its bum, so we figured. Look, if 
we're ever gonna find two more proper 
Loved Ones and some decent, affordable 
studios to make hit records in, we'd bet- 
ter head to Surf City", better known to 
land-lovers as Los Angeles. 

So five years after that fateful gradua- 
tion party, Ronnie Furness and Gary 
Gold found themselves back in that same 
■ apartment near the campus of Port Cred- 
I it High. This time, the celebrating was in 
the form of a farewell party for the two 
potential chart-toppers who were jetting 
to L.A. the next morning. Only there was 
no Black Sabbath music being played 
this time: just Loved Ones tapes. 

And by dawn, as the shindig was wind- 
ing to a close, Gary again found himself 
next to the stereo. And once again, he 
cued up his scratchy 45 of "Pm Into 
Something Good" for play. 

Ronnie smiled confidently as Herman 
& Co. sang and strummed in the 
background: "You know, I can't help but 
feel that Something Good is without a 
doubt just around the corner for The 
Loved Ones". 

The record ended in a spiral swirl as 
Gary called a cab for the airport. 



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done, high quality fan mag- 
azine from the suburbs of 
Toronto Canada. Printed on 
high quality paper, the PIG 
looks good. That's one of 
the best things about this 
rag, though: we sure can't 
fathom the attitude of lead 
porker Gary Pig. So he 

SI loves early & mid sixties 

Xs\ pop type rock, a lot of 

^s; people do. But not to the 

$s: point where they don't, 

v^' can't, won't listen to the 

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:t! 1980 . Plus, his main ar- 

^ gument with "punk" & "new 

■s^ wave" is the attendant 

i^ fashion & style associated 

:^ with this new music. Has 

jlj he listened to it? Well, 

<|: if you want to read about 
the Beach Boys, Jan & Dean, 
Dave Clark 5 and Elvis P-ig 
is the mag for you. And you 
may well want to read about 
that; most rock FANS are 
interested in all different 

types of rocknroll (or they ought to be, in our humble 
opinion) . So if you can read around the negative parts 
G. Pig blasts the Clash and calls J.Jackson & B-t own Rats 
"this year's John Travolta and Village People" — yah, come off 
it), pig it up and chegidout. $1 to ^ nc ^SmS^ i Sam 

P.S. Gary Pig's band The LOVED ONES is heading for London 

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interest. All we can say is, with Mr. Pig's supa-critical 
attitude, his band had better be fucking GOOD. Eh? 




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